Walking Melbourne

Victorian Filigree

A style applied to Georgian styled terraces. Decorative cast iron components give the buildings leafy character. Lace Ironwork is common in this style.

Firewalls are often used to divide the terraces into bays, with iron lacework in between. The idea of the firewalls was to stop the spread of fire from house to house.

Melbourne has the largest collection of Victorian Filigree terraces in the world, and rank above New Orleans and Paris in the use of decorative cast iron. Tasma terrace is an excellent example of high Victorian Filigree which is so common in Melbourne.

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